08 May 2008 06:22
I've been told more lakes have banned floating pole than allow it. Does anyone know why?
Basically, the floating pole is such an easy method to master that it almost takes the skill out of catching carp.
It involves tying a short length of line to the end of the pole and a hook on the end of the line. Then the angler baits the hook with either bread or a pellet, then continually fires loosefeed at the pole tip while it floats on the surface.
When a carp takes the bait it will hook itself against the weight of the pole, so all that's needed is to ship the pole back and land the fish.
In reality, the angler doesn't actually need to hit the bite, therefore the only skill involved is to loosefeed accurately, really!